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Josh Ajima
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Ink Your 3D Prints: Bring color to your models with alcohol based inks. Tutorial and videos https://designmaketeach.com/2016/04/10/ink-your-3d-prints/

Post-processing technique that I've been working on and wanted to share. 
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Very cool..thx for sharing.
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"I used Sharpies to draw their faces. For some of them I used tape as scarves. I drew a hat and a scarf on one." -W
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Thinking about starting a Makerspace but don't have the funding or know where to start?

Here is a free Makerspace Starter Kit http://designmaketeach.com/2014/04/07/makerspace-starter-kit/

Visit the VSTE Hackerspace in the Shenandoah area to learn more about hands on learning for your students.
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Thanks Eric. Glad to know that #makered is being brought to students by passionate educators like yourself.
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Help! Please bring your Robots and Droids with you to VSTE and show them off on Sunday at 3:15 in the Hackerspace. We have 10 droids to show off for These ARE the Droids You Are Looking For session but over 40 attendees.

If you have a gadget that hops, rolls, walks or flies bring it to the Hackerspace and share how you use it with kids.
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Hispanic Heritage Design Challenge

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month (US) September 15th-October15th. A few weeks ago I went to Thingiverse to search for something to 3D print to celebrate and found 0 models with the keyword hispanic. I challenged the students in my school to design models for digital fabrication to upload to Thingiverse. My students have started designing models celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage and Culture and posted nine designs so far. We started a collection of models http://www.thingiverse.com/DesignMakeTeach/collections/hispanic-latino-heritage-and-culture and Thingiverse recently featured it on the front page.

We would like to challenge other students and designers to post models related to Hispanic/Latino heritage and culture on Thingiverse and other 3D repositories.

Please let us know about other designs to feature in the collection.

Here are some blog posts about our adventures so far in this design challenge.
http://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/10/brainstorm-hispanic-heritage-month-maker-challenge/
http://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/15/national-hispanic-heritage-month-begins/
http://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/15/help-feature-hispanic-heritage-on-thingiverse-front-page
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STEM Camp Makerspace tour
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Detail shots of @Dutchmogul model printed on @ultimaker 2 w/ 0.25mm nozzle
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The Hour of Code Kickoff Party was incredible with an energetic and engaged crowd committed to introducing coding to students. Educators across Virginia are using Hour of Code as an opportunity to bring awareness & excitement about coding into classrooms. Help spread the word about #HourOfCode during Computer Science Education Week December 7-13. (Or any other time too.)
Find resources at https://hourofcode.com
https://code.org/
https://csedweek.org/

Tweet your peers @vste #HourOfCode #hackvste to ask questions or share your Hour of Code story.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 40 languages. Ages 4 to 104.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this session. Your enthusiasm for the Hour of Code was contagious! Thank you for your presentation.

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I'm in my hotel room in Roanoke, VA cutting out Yoda snow flakes on a Cameo Silhouette cutting plotter. I'm preparing for the opening of the annual Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VST...
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Trying to win some gear for my school. Vote for me.
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#3DBenchy on a freshly repaired Printrbot Metal Plus. Stock Cura setting for Metal Plus w/0.2 mm layer height. Printed gcode on Repetier-Host as I'm dialing in setting dropped sped to 50% so approximately 20 mm/sec print speed. White ColorFabb filament from PrintedSolid.

Decent but feel like this hardware should be able to do better.
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Try changing your layer height to .254 first layer and .2064 for all other layers. This will put the layer height in conjunction with the lead screw pitch to a full step per motor and will clean up the ribbing on the outer shell.

Also, are n you using Colorfabb XT? That tends to be a much different beast to print with compared to standard PLA. Slow and steady with that stuff for best results. 
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    Chemistry, 1990 - 1995
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